|Various artists - The Freest of Radicals Remixed [nt050] - Various artists|
In early 2002, No Type started its CD releases with an original 2CD compilation entitled The Freest of Radicals. This compilation featured 36 tracks from No Type related artists from all over the globe. Two years later, we are releasing, as a bonus to our esteemed listeners, this remix compilation! Enjoy, & happy 2004! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Experimental; Minimal House; Electroacoustic
|Themoonstealingproject - msp.003/nt[ep]fkm [nt024] - Jason Urick|
Jason Urick's Themoonstealingproject debuts on No Type with this pretty & delicate gem of a mini-EP. Six tracks of bristling microsonic ambient that did not leave their feelings at the door. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Ambient; Microsound
Downloads: 11,977 (1 review)
|Various artists - No Type Sampler 2003 [ntsmp0312] - Various artists|
A 16-track roundup/sampler of No Type's MP3/CD/vinyl releases for 2003. Riotous beatpunk, blissed out dub, fierce free jazz, & all around crazy stuff. Suitable for all ages & purposes. Surprises aplenty. Indulge, my friend, indulge...
Keywords: Improv; Electroacoustic; IDM
|Hamburglers - Happy Meal [nt066] - Hamburglers|
The Hamburglers are an anonymous collective who assembed tracks out of samples from a well known fast food restaurant chain's motivational campaign from the 70s. The result: a full LP release of banging, outrageous plunderphonica. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Plunderphonics; IDM
Downloads: 19,690 (4 reviews)
|My Amazing Robot - Robot Porn: the best of My Amazing Robot, 1983-2000 [nt060] - My Amazing Robot|
Career-spanning anthology release from the riotous lower-than-lo-fi collective that pretends to perform "ska", My Amazing Robot. Almost every show they've been evicted from is included! Musically offensive is one way to put it, hilarious is another. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Lo-Fi; Humour
|Erick D'Orion - The Sunny Blount Project [nt085]|
With The Sunny Blount Project, recorded live on December 14, 2001, Érick D'Orion (from the duo morceaux_de_machines) delivers electronic compositions based uniquely on samples from the music of Sun Ra (born Herman Poole "Sunny" Blount). Since his beginnings within the Napalm Jazz collective, D'Orion was always inspired by the inventive and manful music of Sun Ra and the 7 tracks present multiple interpretations of the Sun Ra "sound", touching on other afro-futuristic references...
Keywords: Improv; Noise
Downloads: 12,838 (1 review)
|Matrix Assimilation - Acid Vaudeville [nt033] - Eryk Salvaggio|
This is Matrix Assimilation's last & most accomplished release under this moniker (he was to be known solely as Infoslut afterwards.) A bold, bluffing & caustic take on the crunchy IDM genre, with samples culled from various 78rpm recordings. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Plunderphonics; IDM
Downloads: 5,216 (1 review)
|Stackoverflow - Love is evol backwards [nt005] - Stackoverflow|
Released on Valentine's Day 1999, this debut release by the highly elusive Stackoverflow is, quite simply, offensive noisy techno fit to elicit fights among your loved ones. Includes a hilarious reinterpretation of the "famous" Hampster Dance song as well as a rare Kalx remix. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Noise; Rhythmic Noise
Downloads: 3,004 (1 review)
|Poseidon Council - An Sphinx Awoken [nt083]|
Guitar player Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect) and cartoonists Billy Mavreas (The Overlords Of Glee) penned together this incredible pastiche of grandiloquent progressive rock, complete with intersidereal themes, and melodic lines intended for yet to be discovered species. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Progressive Rock; Psychedelic
|Eucci - Pershing Square [nt037] - Jeffrey Shell|
Eucci's second No Type release is in line with his previous EP, but offers more in the way of painting-type composition, as is most obviously evident in the title track which evokes exactly what its title says, while maintaining a high level of abstraction (much like a Klee garden painting, for example). * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Minimalism
|Nicolas Bernier - Ail et l'eau faille [nt097] - Nicolas Bernier|
"To make machine music so imperfect that it would become more human than human, so we can’t tap the beat on a metronome but instead feel it the way you should feel it like a trek on the rocks that almost made you trip yesterday but all this naivete how could it be so you don’t care good neither do I" Seven pop-acousmatic roundabout trips with Milliseconde Topographie's Nicolas Bernier. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: acousmatic; electroacoustic; ambient
|Period Three - Auld Cove [nt202] - David Turgeon|
Fall 1999, David Turgeon, still using his Period Three moniker, copy-pasted a bunch of samples from various sources within the Acid 1.0 sequencing software. He turned in eight very singular tracks. This surprising album had never been released before (save for an extremely limited CD-R edition). Today we finally remedy this unfortunate situation, and we hope to reveal more lost gems from the same old hard drive…
Keywords: idm; electronic; experimental
|GI Joe Killaz - Takin' Over Tha World [nt057] - GI Joe Killaz|
An EP that puts a whole new light to the term "Gangsta rap", as the protagonists in this hip-hop trio are eminent members of well known group of cartoon villains. This is the precursor to their follow-up CD, out on Cobra records.
Keywords: Distorted Hip-Hop; Humour; Gangsta Rap
Downloads: 15,527 (1 review)
|Ensemble Camp - Live a Resonances [nt087]|
Camp socialiste no 1 (Montréal), by David Turgeon, is a modular composition for prepared CDs. Performed in solo as well as in groups of 2 to 5 participants, it is the founding project of the Ensemble Camp, a band devoted exclusively to the composition and performance of works for prepared CDs. Invited by the Résonances festival, held annually in Saint-Nazaire (France), David Turgeon composed in situ a companion piece: Camp socialiste no 2 (Saint-Nazaire)...
|Stackoverflow - Transfer Interrupted! [nt9002] - Stackoverflow|
Second No Type release from the barely existing Stackoverflow, this one a full-length including a flurry of scary, awesomely improper noisebeats inspired from the various error messages one can get on the web... What a concept!
Keywords: Noise; Rhythmic Noise
|Ejaculation Death Rattle - Room 304 [nt107] - Ejaculation Death Rattle|
Here’s the debut album from a Vancouver-based group called Ejaculation Death Rattle (or EDR as they are known to spam filters), made up of three boys & one girl, producing a remarkable strain of improvised ambient noise. EDR champion a resolutely primitivist aesthetic, with their murky drones, old school guitars (& similarly-schooled guitar pedals) & assorted digital debris, all of this without turning into a mere all-out sonic assault (though, well, anyway…) Yet another free-folk band, then...
Keywords: experimental; noise; improv
|833-45 - Sunspot [nt040] - K M Krebs|
833-45 (K M Krebs) goes into compact mode with this release, compressing his elemental/ethereal mode into a brilliant little 6-track EP, to be listened to, of course, in continuity.
Keywords: Rhythmic Noise; Ambient/noise
Downloads: 3,923 (1 review)
|3code - Daddy [nt027]|
Based in Barcelona, 3code is both a net.art collective & a musical project, whose this is the only EP to date. These four tracks blend a casual optimism with a caustic rhythmic drive leaping the process forward.
|Various Artists - Dhomontelements [nt082]|
Francis Dhomont's influence spans beyond the scope of his musical practice. The human richness of his art, his serious and pragmatical approach to theory, his honest and tactful union of philosophy and music, the fierce life animating his compositions are all essential elements of his inspiring work. On December 15th, 2001, fifteen Canadian and American musicians unveiled fourteen eclectical remixes of Dhomont's landmark compositions...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; IDM
|Illusion of Safety - Graintext [nt056] - Dan Burke|
Exclusive EP from Illusion of Safety's Dan Burke. A six-part composition that is at turns intricate movie-like granulation & alarming sound literature. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Noise; Microsound
|Period Three - Moving Systems [nt6001] - David Turgeon|
Debut solo album from Period Three, guaranteed 95% Rebirth 1.0! The remaining 5% are vocals recorded through a cheap Radio Shack microphone... On the course of these 8 tracks, the listener goes from minimalist epics to atmospheric bleepitude.
Keywords: Lo-Fi; IDM
|Thin - Snap-on Grooves [nt6013] - Mike Curtis|
Full-length release from drum n bass hero Thin, including 9 tracks of sweet jazzy beats, lovely crafted downtempo stylings & of course, lively rattling drums! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Down beat / Chill; IDM; Drum & Bass
Downloads: 15,462 (3 reviews)
|Idmonster - The [nt054] - Pendle Poucher|
Four tracks from UK-based downtempo wizard Idmonster, making here his No Type debut. All of them share the property of having a title beginning with the word "The". And also, they're all quite lush & pretty.
Keywords: IDM; Ambient
Downloads: 2,761 (1 review)
|Anaesthesia - Anaesthesia [nt6004] - Anaesthesia|
One of the first No Type releases & also, hands down, our most popular release ever with over 20,000 downloads so far! This 5-track album goes from the seriously epic space age ambient improv of Part 1 & Part 2 to the baffling Hammerhead screamadelia of Futility. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Improv; Cinematic Ambients
Downloads: 3,933 (1 review)
|Books on Tape - The Highly Illogical EP [nt046] - Todd Drootin|
High class, high velocity: a classic Books on Tape EP featuring five energetic tracks of his inimitable, home brand beatpunk stylings. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Electropop; Beatpunk
Downloads: 15,304 (1 review)
|L'orchestre de granulation - L'orchestre de granulation [nt086] - L'orchestre de granulation|
L'orchestre de granulation was a longtime dream project of A_dontigny. After many failed attempts due to lack of funding or of an appropriate venue, L'orchestre de granulation finally took the stage on October 18, 2003 for a unique performance at the Rien à voir (14) concert series. The result? A surprisingly coherent 32 minutes composition, featuring seven daredevil improvisers using granular synthesis processing...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Improv
|Oeuf Korreckt - Best Before [nt6010] - Frédérick Blouin|
First full-length release from the ever bubbling Oeuf Korreckt. 13 tracks of lovely, classic yet twisted IDM.
Keywords: IDM; Bleep
|Sine Fiction vol. XX) The Drowned World - A_dontigny|
|Andrew Hayleck - The Paranoiac [nt014] - Andrew Hayleck|
This mini-album from Baltimore-based Andrew Hayleck is a "sound film" constructed mainly with the help of field recordings. Using simple arrangements of sounds, Hayleck builds a brooding, cinematic soundscape meant to evoke the spirit of film noir.
Keywords: Ambient; Electroacoustic
Downloads: 3,153 (1 review)
|Click Tracy - Warren Beatty [nt076] - Todd Drootin|
Todd Drootin (Books on Tape) returns to No Type with an EP based solely on free jazz loops. Includes a bonus Headphone Science mix! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Beatpunk
Downloads: 12,594 (3 reviews)
|Proxylife - Vide EP [nt059] - Kalx|
Proxylife is an alias for the ever unfathomable Kalx. This EP contains five lively, fascinatingly absurd IDM-via-D&B-styled tracks pushing the act of chin-scratching to whole new heights.
Keywords: Drum & Bass; IDM
|Junggrammatiker - Junggrammatiker [nt098] - Junggrammatiker|
This debut 3-track EP from Junggrammatiker is all about compositional stubbornness. In this case, three tracks made solely with beats. No melody. No timbre. Nothing but old drum machines. Think of it as the reverse of ambient music. Or something. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: idm; minimal house; minimal techno
|Kanito - _duo#1_billar [nt047] - Kanito|
A puzzling conceptual piece featuring a pool table duetting with a laptop.
Keywords: Microsound; Avantgarde
Downloads: 5,164 (1 review)
|Galerie Stratique - Point d'orgue [nt094] - Galerie Stratique|
Point d'orgue is the music of a future imagined by our grandparents. Following a brief improv session with Awdium, Galerie Stratique carefully edited and crafted this final session. Point d'orgue, with its akwardness, its explosion of contradictory sentiments, its limited means, its false virtuosity, slowed down funk, abusive repetitions and lo-fi sounds, is mostly a playful affair. But repeated listenings reveal not only some nuances and subtleties, but the possibility of a serious dependency.
Keywords: IDM; Experimental
|Effect - Primary EP v1.01 [nt017] - Effect|
This 4-track EP is one of No Type's poppiest but is by no means brainless. From the opening track onwards, it's clear that this duo (whose this is the only album so far) knows how to muster a good hook & cling it to some pristine beats for pure listening enjoyment.
Keywords: Electropop; IDM
|Viratone Ballad - Sideworm [nt035] - Viratone Ballad|
Viratone Ballad's (final?) EP release presents 5 tracks of dense, lively & ultimately highly rewarding glitchiness.
Keywords: Microsound; gLiTch
|833-45 - Passages [nt106] - Kevin M Krebs|
Each new album by Kevin M Krebs is a source of auditory bliss the like of which is all too rare. Whether under his given name or as 833-45, he just keeps offering us new sonic landscapes which are as formidable as they are unheard of. With Passages, we are happy to present you five brand new pieces which borrow as much from the subtle science of waves as from the elemental forces of nature, closing on a heartfelt homage to Morton Feldman...
Keywords: electroacoustic; ambient
Downloads: 2,580 (1 review)
|Siblings - Litter EP [nt108] - Siblings|
Pop songs about changing the cat litter & paying the rent? Cutting edge disco/hip-hop beats set to a formidably sketchy sensibility? Sophisticated songwriting that’s got nothing against honest straight talk? Well, all this & more can be heard on Siblings’ debut EP, which we present today with a suitably wide smile. Siblings is the reunion of David Turgeon (Camp) & the one & only Kaia Wong (Mixel Pixel, The Eastern Stars)...
Keywords: indie pop; disco; house; IDM
Downloads: 19,739 (1 review)
|833-45 - Wavelength [nt020] - K M Krebs|
K M Krebs returns to No Type for a new five-track EP whose tracks are, surprisingly, unnamed. Wavelength is a space hike of sorts, a unique blend of otherworldly radio frequencies & elemental beats.
Keywords: Ambient/noise; Rhythmic Noise
Downloads: 2,406 (1 review)
|Camp - Doubts [nt111] - David Turgeon|
Dear Camp, can’t you just leave poor techno music alone? Look what you've done to those nice, tender beats: now they've turned all dirty, broken & twisted. We thought we had "campstep" covered, but then the landscape changed & the weather got even more crazy. And now we're left with six brand new tracks that show an even edgier side that we’re going to have to name "expert breakdance". Sure, those who grooved to last year’s Is For Lovers will surely enjoy the new show, but tell me, did any...
Keywords: deep house; breakdance; campstep
|The Viceroy - Pharmaceuticals [nt022] - Tomas Jirku|
Third release (following Immaterial & Variants) from Tomas Jirku on the No Type label, & his only one under the name The Viceroy. This 5-track EP presents a unique & poignant fusion of a modern IDM sensibility with cutting edge sound design, making this one of Jirku's most singular releases so far. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Microsound
|Holzkopf - Lungs and Other Organs [nt084]|
Jake Hardy's last release on the Dainty Deathy label, This CD is an apology (2004), was well received by the international press. On Lungs and Other Organs, Holzkopf weaves discrete ambiances in an organic counterpoint to his more industrial noise assaults.
Keywords: Noise; Dark Ambiant
|Alexis Bellavance, Nicolas Bernier, Érick d'Orion - Il Buono Il Brutto Il Cattivo: Études [nt112] - Alexis Bellavance, Nicolas Bernier, Érick d'Orion|
The universes of Alexis Bellavance, Nicolas Bernier & Érick d'Orion are all radically different from one another: one exhibits a conceptual slant, the second is prone to work meticulously, & the third is known for his high-energy strokes. What happens when destiny forces these three to work together? Maybe what we get is this improvised, unpredictable exchange, which for this reason bears a subtle affinity to that famous Sergio Leone film.....
Keywords: improv; electroacoustic
|Chris Degiere - Automatos [nt064] - Chris Degiere|
Five random-ambient pieces by Chris Degiere, all recorded live. Degiere creates compositional "systems" around lush, swooshed sound sources, allowing for a fascinating, unpredictable listen.
Keywords: Ambient; Microsound
|Matrix Assimilation - Haiku [nt015] - Eryk Salvaggio|
Eryk Salvaggio's second EP is an almost meditative affair, in contrast to some of his more upbeat, noisier output. On the course of three tracks whose titles form a haiku, tension goes up & down, texture is sought & explored.
|The Twombley Spiders - And the Whiskey-Fueled Sparrow [nt110] - Eryk Salvaggio|
The first Twombley Spiders album, And The Five Racoon Army, revealed a brighter, more poetic side of Eryk Salvaggio's increasingly endearing musical endeavours. At any rate, it ended up being a sleeper hit, with 7000 downloads in less than a year. With this follow-up, well, let's just say there's everything we like about this project: lush ambiences with a subtle underside of grit, dreamy melodies that veer far away from too-sweet.....
Keywords: idm; ambient; folktronica
|Mille-Pattes - Mille-Pattes [nt099] - Mathieu Bourret|
No Type has always paid a particular attention to the most singular of sound worlds, so it is with great joy that we introduce Mille-Pattes, with an eponymous mini-album of 10 electronic tracks that are at once highly peculiar, quite hilarious, very disturbing and probably undescribable. This is the first No Type release by the young Montreal composer Mathieu Bourret. Fans of normal music need not apply...
Keywords: idm; experimental; electroacoustic
|Thin - Trashcan Land [nt003] - Mike Curtis|
Debut (1999) Thin single for No Type, featuring the (now) classic, obnoxious drum n bass track, Trashcan Land. Also included are remixes from Tracing Limelite, Oeuf Korreckt, Darck & Ambia Dextrus.
Keywords: IDM; Drum & Bass
Downloads: 1,299 (1 review)
|833-45 - Distance [nt012] - K M Krebs|
Distance is the debut EP from K M Krebs, now a prominent figure of the netlabel scene. This stunning debut establishes the shortwave texture aesthetic that would be the defining mark of 833-45 in his following albums, but is also host to some seriously dirty, broken rhythms.
Keywords: Rhythmic Noise; Ambient Techno
|N.kra - Bits.pieces [nt075] - Nicholas Krapels|
Thirteen short, abstract electronic tracks from Nicholas Krapels aka N.kra, also known as founder & director of the Slapart netlabel.
Keywords: gLiTch; Microsound